Traveling has long ago become a part of human life. There have always been bravehearts and madmen who headed off up hill and down dale, took risks and eventually discovered new lands. Today, when the world map has a very accurate outline, we offer you a couple of stories about trips around the world that contributed to its creation.
Spaniel has seen the world
In 1803 the first Russian circumnavigation expedition left Kronstadt on board two ships, “Nadezhda” (“Hope”) and “Neva”. Its participants came back three years later as heroes. In addition to getting valuable information, this voyage made it into history thank to atlas creation. The map drawn according to the notes of explorers wasn’t distinctively precise to a T as modern maps are. But 200-odd years ago the work of the travelers was a real breakthrough in geography.
By the way, Krusenstern’s spaniel became the symbol of this trip as well as of many subsequent ones. Expeditionists tried not to part with it. It was believed to be a good luck to scratch its neck.Photo blogcdn.com
Woman at the wheel isn’t necessarily a disaster
One shouldn’t think that touring around the globe is a fate of men. Back in 1927-1929 German racer Clärenore Stinnes travelled the world in a car. Swedish photographer and movie maker Carl-Axel Södeström bore her company.
The effect of the expedition was dozens of fascinating pictures and… divorce of the Swede from his wife. The director explained his act simply: the courage of his partner struck him so much that he fell in love with her during the journey and decided to leave his wife when he returned.Photo wanderlusttravelaroundtheworld.files.wordpress.com
In 1920s Hugo Eckener was notorious around Europe as a journalist and a vocal opponent of dirigibles. In his text he was criticizing the means of transport and convincing readers that in future people wouldn’t travel by air. This was until once Hugo had to try the detestable flying vessel for himself. It happened after another controversy with dirigibles enthusiasts. In the outcome of the discussion the journalist stated that he would design the safest air transport and travel the world in it. And he succeeded. The German performed the first circumnavigation by air in history using, naturally, self-made dirigible.Photo blogcdn.com
Let’s go… around the Earth
The name of Yuri Gagarin is connected to the journey that is even more groundbreaking than circumnavigation. In addition to becoming the first space conqueror, soviet pilot set another momentous record. The man circled the Earth in less than two hours.
Shevchenko and Chernobyl
Ukrainian Valeryy Kryshen also made a history having completed his exciting motorcycle trip. It took him 307 days to round the planet. The traveler’s deepest impression of the whole adventure was Columbian old lady who, on hearing the word “Ukraine”, confidently articulated “Chernobyl” and “Sheva”. It turned out that the Columbian was a football fan and a nuclear technologist opponent. The man collected many more stories since he visited three dozen countries and burnt patrol for as much as 30 thousand dollars.Photo moto.kiev.ua
Having taken tens of millions of visitors in a couple of hundred years, the Postojna Cave made Slovenia being proud of it because of the main tourist attraction in the whole country. The maze of stone tunnels, halls and corridors, carved by nature itself, plus modern services for guest travelers have made these grottoes one of the most popular in the world.
Balkans is the travel destination that is becoming more and more popular year by year. Perhaps, every traveler has its own favorite countries of the region, however, we cannot avoid telling about the main state of this semi-island Serbia.
Kyrgyzstan is called Middle Asian Switzerland. Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, caves, cols and green meadows aren’t a speck inferior in terms of aesthetics to European ones yet travelers haven't duly appreciated this country so far. Across-the-board exploration of the land by the state’s guests has only just begun. And alongside hotels that are being swiftly erected, ordinary yurts are still offered for residence to feel local natural.
The Japanese are very creative people, especially when it comes to rice. If they have some extra spare time and large spacious rice paddies, then routine process of growing an agricultural crop turns into art...
There are few ones similar to it. Around 400 meters long. With its special atmosphere. Small town inside a city. Cars don’t drive here. Here you can feel old uneven stone-blocked pavement beneath your feet with paintings on buildings around being so delusive that one cannot make out where there is a real window-balcony-door and where it is merely a picture…
The week passed in a desperate anticipation of vacations. I’ve been enthusiastically terrorizing GoogleMaps zooming in and out the precious dot of terrain against the background of deep blue ocean turn and turn about. At a reduced scale I saw open jaws of the Hollywood Alien, impudently teased by a midge at its very nostrils.
It turns out possible to walk in heaven living on Earth. It is enough to go to the south of a small country of Bolivia, to one of the most extraordinary deserts of the world – Uyuni. When looking at pictures of tourists who had been there you can’t help asking: “Are you sure it isn’t Photoshop-made?”
People who like to travel usually visit the same places. Citizens of Paris, Venice, Rome, Krakow, Dresden have become accustomed to tourists for so long that they often look cavalierly at them, pouting their lips, while less known but no less interesting towns or villages always welcome guests.
Finally, one of our favorite categories reached the city, where dollars are considered as the main currency. Thus, we will not have to go around exchange offices and constantly convert prices. So, we go to such a different and exciting New York to spend our 10 dollars.
Here were born composer Mozart and poet Georg Trakl, here Haydn wrote his operas, and many other famous people are connected with Salzburg. But only a small part of local attractions is linked to these geniuses. A city with a fairly small population, thanks to its memorable places was listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
A function of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to work in the most careful manner year after year on studying objects that constitute outstanding culture civilizations and are unique in their origins. Under number 569 of an impressive list of the organization city of Gjirokastër, the one from the south of Albania, is located – it is it we are going to study today through the length and breadth.
Except for Russian-speaking countries, nowhere else a round metal attraction is called a devil’s wheel. Named after its creator, Ferris wheel first opened panorama of Chicago city from 80-meter height in 1893. Since then rotating upright wheels with multiple passenger cabins began to spring up almost in every big city. OUTLOOK offers you to learn about the most impressive observation wheels.
There are hardly many travelers who would go somewhere further than city centre where their hotel is situated when on a short-term journey. And if location is a metropolis on top of everything else, such “outside” trips are sure to be put on hold till better occasions.
Jamaicans like rum, marihuana (hardly anybody seems to be bothered by the fact that it isn’t officially legal there), Bob Marley and… attending churches. They also wouldn’t mind winning several Olympic medals as well as competing for a crown of a beauty queen. Today we get acquainted with peculiarities of both serious and funny Jamaica.
The creative copywriter Masha Goldman travel around half a planet. The girl can compare travels with the useful drug. Masha tells that every trip, even the shortest and least far gives her complete renewal of powers and it seems that the new life begins.
Eastern cities are hard to imagine without a huge number of the commercial places. It is in the genes of the local citizens to sell and buy regardless their age and status. Despite the fact that Istanbul is semi-European city, the metropolis has prominent oriental features. So as to know exactly where to go and what to buy, OUTLOOK talks about the most spectacular markets after returning from Istanbul.
Today we are inviting you for a walk in the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Lisbon, the famous Alfama, an emblematic quarter we often see in the movies and works of popular culture when it comes to the Portuguese capital.
In the world there are two Cartagenas. In both, their inhabitants speak Spanish, love bullfighting, and in the evenings they go to the beach to skip the mojito and breathe the salty wind. But only in one of them a rhythm of hot salsa, placers of emeralds and pearls can burst into a languid city walk, and bright, hot beauties can cross the road. And this is Colombia!
Iceland is a ‘country of ice and fire’, ‘country of thousand rivers and lakes’, countless waterfalls and geysers. There, like in a fairy tale, again and again, you feel like pinching yourself to check if you are dreaming or does it all really exist…
Spiegelgasse is originated from German collocation ‘Mirror street’ or ‘Mirror alley’. However, it is not the biggest and the most important street in Zurich. Moreover, it is vice versa, incredibly short and narrow… Well, being situated in the quiet nooks of the old city in such a way that no tourists could see it.